Country music has long been associated as a storytelling journey, but the evolution of the country sound has been made most obvious not by the music but by the image. There was a time when arenas would sparkle from all the rhinestones and when stetsons were a must-have. Then Johnny Cash brought his man in black phase into the mix, and with it a rebellion that few had seen before amongst those of that genre. Pretty soon it was all about carving out your own niche, fixing your own trademark look; whether it was Kenny Rogers and his white three-piece suits, or Tanya Tucker with her 'badgirl' catsuits and tight pants. Pictures from the mutation of country music throughout the last eight decades are perhaps some of the most telling because something about the looks of these country stars had as much of an impact as the music itself.
The Band Perry at the 10th Annual ACM Honors held at The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Tuesday 30th August 2016
A man has been arrested in connection with terrorist threats.
The Band Perry were forced to cancel their show in Delaware on Sunday (July 3rd 2016) after a fan threatened to bring guns to the sold-out venue when he was told he couldn't purchase tickets. The man has since been arrested and charged with making threats of terrorism.
The Band Perry cancel show over security concerns
The concert was cancelled 15 minutes before it was due to begin on Sunday night on the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville, after which he turned himself in to the authorities. According to reports, a 35-year-old man named Dzmitry N. Papou and a friend asked for tickets at the venue's box office ahead of the show but were told that they had all sold out. They even asked about someone that they knew could get them access, but the employee told them she'd never heard of them. When the men continued to push, asking what would happen if they 'jumped the fence', they were told that they would be expelled from the venue, but it was when they suggested bringing guns along with them that the employee decided to call the police.
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The country music singer tied the knot with the Texas Rangers catcher in Greeneville, Tennessee, on Thursday (June 12th).
The lead singer of The Band Perry, Kimberly Perry, is a married women.
The 30 year-old tied the knot with baseball player J.P. Arencibia on Thursday (June 12th) in Greeneville, Tennessee.
The newlyweds walked down the aisle at the First Presbyterian Church surrounded by close friends, family and fellow country music stars.
The American Country Music (ACM) Awards took place on Sunday (6th April) in Las Vegas. Amongst the winners were Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and George Strait. Keith Urban also won two awards for his collaborative efforts with Lambert and Tim McGraw.
The American Country Music Awards were held on Sunday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban won the most awards, two and three respectively, whilst nominees and fan favourites Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton lost out on numerous awards each.
Miranda Lambert juggled her three awards whilst posing for pictures at the ACM.
Lambert was struggling to hold her awards at the American Country Music Awards on Sunday (6th April). The singer won three of the large trophies and posed somewhat awkwardly but happily in the press room. The 30-year-old took home the most awards after she won Female Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year alongside Keith Urban. Urban was a secretive runner up with two awards as, not only did he collaborate with Lambert for Vocal event, but he also featured (alongside Taylor Swift) in Tim Mcgraw's 'Highway Don't Care' which won Video of the Year.
The Band Perry singer gets engaged under her favourite oak tree by partner JP Arencibia.
Kimberly Perry received the proposal of her dreams when baseball player boyfriend JP Arencibia got down on one knee at her family home in Tennessee.
The singer from The Band Perry was stunned when she found herself under an oak tree in her best dress at her parents' Greeneville home. It was exactly how she had pictured getting engaged since being a teenager, admitting to The Tennessean that her first thought about the garden was, "If I get proposed to in this life, I hope it happens underneath this tree."
Her family had helped set up the romantic scene by sending her to change into her favourite pink dress and leaving a letter for her to read before she came back to discover the love of her life standing beneath the tree.
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The Band Perry - 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena - Arrivals - Las Vegas, NV, United States - Sunday 19th May 2013